At Clean Environment Janitorial Services we consider bacteria
growth a big concern for our clients.
Because they want to protect
their employees, customers and visitors from unhealthy environments.
By having an understanding of bacteria and how it spreads, we can make more informed choices about what areas may be
at higher risk of bacterial growth.
Below are some facts about bacteria that we think you will find interesting and alarming
and some of the ways bacteria find their way to other surfaces.
Bacteria do not spread on their own.
We deposit them on objects we touch, so bacteria can literally be anywhere.
This is why Clean Environment's "Cleaning for Health"
program pays particular attention to "touch points" like door knobs, telephones, desktops, bathrooms, and any surface
that comes into human contact.
They can also travel through
the air when someone sneezes.
Animals and insects can also carry
Bacteria reproduce by dividing.
Once the cell reaches
it's maximum size it starts to come together in the middle and eventually breaks into two. This process can take 15 -
In just 5 hours, one bacterium can turn into over
1 million bacteria!
Since you would rarely start with just 1 bacterium
on any given surface, you can see where bacteria can spread into millions and billions of bacteria very quickly.
Methods of killing Bacteria...
Cold: Cold does
not actually kill bacteria, but it does inhibit it's growth.
Direct sunlight: Or ultraviolet light.
Heat: This method can include sterilization (steam under pressure),
moist heat (autoclaves), boiling, and dry heat (hot air sterilization).
Chemical agents: (Like disinfectants or germicides.)
Understanding bacteria and how it grows and moves, is one
of the starting points that Clean Environment Janitorial Services focuses on to keep the environments we care for, as clean